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Jon A.

Jon A.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Professional book editor and writer with a soft spot for non-fiction. I'm also a frequent traveler and (occasional) travel writer.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Skyhorse Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Travel Music Humanities & Social Sciences History Geography DIY & Crafts

Alison C.

Alison C.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Senior Editor at Status Quill. Specialisms: science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy. Edited fiction which won 2019 Pushcart Prize.


Work experience:

  • Pleiades Magazine
  • Status Quill

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Fantasy Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction

Elisabeth C.

Elisabeth C.

Iowa City, IA, United States

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Award-winning and New York Times bestselling editor of nonfiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Freelance
  • Iowa Writers’ House Editing Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Nature Travel Entertainment

Kate P.

Kate P.

New York City, NY, USA

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Children’s book editor with 6+ years of industry experience editing projects from picture books-YA with insight into the agenting world


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Sourcebooks
  • The Bent Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult Middle Grade Fantasy

Griffin S.

Griffin S.

Park City, UT, USA

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Book Editor | Developmental Editor of Fiction and Memoir | Copyediting and Proofreading Services.


Work experience:

  • GS Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Fantasy Thriller & Suspense History Humanities & Social Sciences

Lia O.

Lia O.

New York City, NY, USA

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Experienced and creative editor specializing in business, self-help, memoir, true crime, psychology, and mind/body/spirit.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • Diversion Books
  • John Wiley and Sons

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management True Crime LGBTQ (non fiction) New Age Self-help & Self-improvement Religion & Spirituality

Adam R.

Adam R.

Jersey City, NJ, USA

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14 years experience editing graphic novels at Scholastic's Graphix imprint, as well as picture books, Middle-Grade novels, and YA novels.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Humor & Comedy Young Adult Action & Adventure Picture Books Science Fiction

Rachael S.

Rachael S.

New York City, NY, USA

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Experienced children's book editor who's passionate about helping you bring your stories to life.


Work experience:

  • Sterling Publishing
  • Children's Book Academy

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Social & Family Issues

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